Spike Strip Ends Pursuit, Driver Suffers Major Injuries

A pursuit early Monday morning that started in the Jones Valley area ended with a crash in Redding. A little after 2AM a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a Ford Fusion being driven recklessly on Bear Mountain Road at Schole Drive. When the deputy tried to stop the car it took off at high speed until it reached Interstate 5 at Oasis Road and headed south. Other deputies joined the high-speed chase on the freeway that continued to the Cypress Avenue area, where the RPD laid out spike strips, popping at least one of the Fusion’s tires. The car continued to just north of South Bonneyview, where swerved across the lanes and rolled over on the shoulder. The unidentified driver was transported to a hospital with major injuries.